Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a think tank that investigates government corruption, doesn’t believe the Department of Justice’s reported claims of former President Donald Trump potentially violating the “Espionage Act of 1917” will have much staying power, from a criminality perspective.
For starters, Fitton told Newsmax Sunday morning the Espionage Act is an “elastic” law and thus difficult for government officials to prove in court against everyday American citizens — let alone former U.S. presidents.
“The question of whether Trump’s materials [taken last week during the FBI’s raid of the Mar-a-Lago resort] were still deemed as ‘classified’ is still in significant legal dispute,” says Fitton, while appearing on “Wake Up America” with co-hosts Carl Higbie and Christina Thompson. “They’re presumed to be his records.”
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